It has been confirmed that the Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) has cancelled the extension of the 4/22 crosswinds runway. The reason why they were to buy the former Bureau of Mines property containing Camp Coldwater, was for a runway safety zone.

With the runway extension cancelled, the MAC's interest in buying Coldwater no longer exists.

Another buyer will be sought however, as the current owner, the Department of the Interior, still wishes to sell it, because they see it as "excess property".

This development opens the door for a more sutible owner who will seek to preserve the area.